This e-book will help you to design quality training by taking a structured approach. It follows a logical, step-by-step method and suggests what should be considered at each stage. Although it is written from the perspective of designing face-to-face training, most of the principles apply equally well to other forms of learning design.
It’s not a theoretical book. It gets straight to the point and focuses on practicalities. You don’t need to read it all in one go – you can dip in and out to suit your needs.
An essential for the toolkit of any training designer, it covers:
- Initial Consultancy - Is training the answer?
- Training Needs Analysis – What are we trying to achieve?
- Research – How do we get from A to B?
- Transfer of Learning – Is your organisation ready?
- Stakeholders – Who are they and what do they want?
- Aims and Objectives – What will people be able to do after completing the training?
- Content Scoping – What will we cover, and what should we leave out?
- Blend – What will be in the learning mix?
- Structuring an Event – How do you decide a structure that flows?
- Methods – How can you bring your content to life in a way that is meaningful and will stick?
- Variety – How can you adapt your training to suit different people and different circumstances?
- Practicalities – How can you make sure your event will work no matter who delivers it, where or when?
- Materials – What materials do you need and in what format?
- Write (or Create)! – How can you create materials that gain and retain attention?
- Review – What should you do to get your training event approved?
- Learning Evaluation – How will you demonstrate that your training has worked?
- Pilot – Why should you pilot, and what should you focus on?
- Launch – How can you create some excitement about your event and get people signed up to attend/complete it?